Diffrence between Guniea fowl and Chickens

Chicken03

Songster
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Mar 20, 2009
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Western Pa
Whats the diffrence between a guniea fowl and a chicken besides a how they look. Do they stay in coops? Can they fly or just flutter? Do they lay as many eggs?
 

Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
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Neenah, WI
the can fly right over the barn
the guineas, they are also a lot nosier. but if you got ticks they are the best, if your looking for egg stick with chickens, they mostly will not go in.
 
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Lophura

Songster
12 Years
Jan 23, 2008
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Holden, Missouri
Quote:Different families and species (chickens are domesticated Red Junglefowl, in Phasianidae & Guineafowl are domesticated Helmeted Guineafowl in Numididae). Free-range Guineafowl will often roost indoors if they are comfortable in the area, or will use trees. They fly very well and will roam quite far from their home. The wild versions will lay up to 30 eggs per clutch, so I assume the domestics will lay more.

Check out - http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/ and http://www.gfba.org/

They
are cool birds. We keep a couple that free-range with our other domestic birds for tick control and to alarm us when there is something going on.

Dan
 

Guinea Goonie

Roosting Elsewhere
11 Years
Sep 2, 2008
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Peace Valley in Howell County Missouri
Guineas need more than two to thrive. They seem to need about 4 to make what is called the "unimind". THey Continually talk to each other and can alert to just about any thing. This is why you need more than 2 because they will alert to just about anything.

They fly very remarkably. I have seen my Guineas fly well above the chicken barn and over to another building 100 feet away and land on this roof. So you will not be able to keep them fenced in.

They do go to the chicken bard at night, but I trained them and have had them from day olds.
 

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